Dermot Bolger

Born in Dublin in 1959, Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known writers.

His thirteen novels include The Journey Home, The Valparaiso Voyage, The Family on Paradise Pier, New Town Soul, The Fall of Ireland, Tanglewood and most recently ‘The Lonely Sea and Sky’.

His first play, The Lament for Arthur Cleary, received the Samuel Beckett Award. His numerous other plays include a stage adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses which toured China in 2016 and will be staged by the Abbey Theatre in the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival.

His New and Selected poems, That Which is Suddenly Precious, appeared in 2015.  As founder of Raven Arts Press, Bolger published three volumes of poems by Michael Hartnett, including Inchicore Haiku, and stayed with the poet and his family in Newcastle West while editing theRaven edition of Michael Hartnett’s Selected Poems in 1984.